For the conclusion slide, I wanted to pay tribute to the three tag-teams that started it all.
The TLC match was conceptualized around three tag teams: The Dudley Boyz, Hardy Boyz, and Edge & Christian. These teams were known for incorporating each particular weapon into their own unique set of style.
The Dudley Boyz mastered the art of putting people through tables. Win or lose, they were not satisfied until someone was smashed through some wood.
The Hardy Boyz were high-flying daredevils who thrived on using ladders to their advantage. Matt and Jeff had a motto that stated the higher the risk, the bigger the reward.
Edge & Christian became notable for using steel chairs as weapons. They would use chairs, often in tandem, to cripple and easily defeat their opponents.
The very first TLC match took place at SummerSlam 2000. It was so successful, that the WWE booked the exact same match a year later, titled TLC II, at WrestleMania 17.
Edge & Christian were victorious in both matches, which saw them capture the WWE Tag-Team Championships.
TLC II won the PWI Match of the Year award in 2001.
These three teams helped revolutionize the TLC match and their unbelievable sacrifices have made it what it is today.
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